The Prayer of Jabez

And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying:-

Because I bare him with sorrow”

And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying:-

Oh that you would bless me, indeed and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldst keep me from evil, and that I may not cause pain!”

And God granted him that which he requested………

(1 Chronicles 4: 9-10)


Jabez’s superiority of honour lay:-

  • In piety towards God, the true source and characteristic of honour

  • In his pursuit of advancement being in dependence upon God

  • In his complete dependence upon God’s protection

  • In his unshaken confidence in restraining and preventing grace.

With many peaceful and joy-filled blessings

Geoffrey

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geoffreymkeyte

I am an author and broadcaster. In January 2013 I very nearly died but our Father God healed me and I am still alive to tell the tale! I have written/edited several books about the Bible, God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus. My future ministry is focused on outreach. I do not just want to preach to the converted but to many people 'out there' who do not know Jesus as their Saviour and who are in great need of His love and compassion. Praise be to the Lord our God, our Heavenly Father

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